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Offline Roach Carver

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Re: The rebirth of Esmeralda the F3
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2011, 11:17:26 am »
clean the bowls and fuel tank if necessary, then clean the slow jets WELL. that will likely fix the problem.

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Re: The rebirth of Esmeralda the F3
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2011, 11:51:57 am »
I may be interested in that front wheel depending on the axle diameter.

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2011, 02:15:40 pm »
I was looking over my post and realized I put the wrong name of the bike on it. I changed it. Her name is Beatris not Esmeralda. That was dirty pirate hooker bike. Anyway, I got the donor engine bike running better. I'm calling it "Dragula" because the rear fender drags and it looks like a Rob Zombie type bike. I'm uploading some video of it running after I cleaned the bowls. It's taking forever to upload the videos. I hope they work because I've never uploaded video.

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2011, 02:27:07 pm »
Here's the videos!




I put two different angles to you can get the full affect of the sound. When you're watching the first you will see that the exhaust blows out the front. That's because whoever built this bike used copper pipe for the pipes and left a big gap in the right side. (pic below)


Also, here's what the carb bowls look like. (the pic with two has a before and after)




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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2011, 02:31:10 pm »
Well played sir. Copper pipe? Really?

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2011, 02:34:16 pm »
I bet the neighbors are thrilled

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2011, 02:35:28 pm »
I bet the neighbors are thrilled

I don't think the neighbors care whether the pipes are copper or not Andy. Sillyhead.

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2011, 02:37:00 pm »
...to hear that sweet white trash mating call.

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2011, 02:43:59 pm »
Well, directly behind my house is a Harley shop, so I'd say that I've just been "competing" with them all day. So far no cut off shorts or belly shirts have come to check it out, but I'll let you know if I call any in, Andy.

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2011, 03:06:52 pm »
Well, directly behind my house is a Harley shop, so I'd say that I've just been "competing" with them all day. So far no cut off shorts or belly shirts have come to check it out, but I'll let you know if I call any in, Andy.

OOOooooooooo. get one for me.

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Re: The rebirth of Esmeralda the F3
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2011, 03:22:49 pm »
Cool. I can only get it to run for about a minute or so at a time. I'm going to borrow a battery charger from Johnny so I can charge it up to see if that's part of the problem, but I'm guessing the carbs just need cleaned. I didn't know that the carbs on the older models just have clips instead of screws on the bowls. Nice!

Yes clips instead of screws.
It was much better and simpler back then. Never heard of one coming off either.
If one did come off it was probably because it was not secured properly.

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2011, 07:49:05 pm »
Well, I did ride Dragula today. Took it on about a 3 mile round trip to get gas. It died a couple of times on the way back. Still have a little bit of a gas starvation issue. I'll totally clean the carbs soon. Maybe tomorrow. I think once I pull the carbs I'll be getting ready to swap engines. I got it to idle at a little over 1k nicely, but I'll still be cleaning the carbs completely. I almost flew off of it when I hit a bump because of the stupid struts that are on it. I'm glad I told the wife that she couldn't ride with me on the shake down run because she may have gotten thrown off, or we would have wrecked. I can't believe what some people build. Not that I'm an expert, but I make sure it's safe. Oh well, time to drink more beer (and not ride because I'm already a bit on the drunk side). Cheers!

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2011, 09:04:32 pm »
I can attest the high build quality of Radam's recent acquisition. Neon green flames are so 2012 and safety is so 2010.

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2011, 07:24:29 pm »
should be done now. whats the hold up......

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2011, 07:28:46 pm »
should be done now. whats the hold up......

ditto

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #40 on: October 11, 2011, 01:14:00 pm »
I've been staining the deck. I've had to take time off because of the rain. I'm going to have to get someone to help me wrestle it out of one and into the other. Any volunteers?

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #41 on: October 11, 2011, 03:00:37 pm »
I did mine by myself and I am old and frail.....

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #42 on: October 11, 2011, 03:07:21 pm »
I'll see when I got some free time and get back with you. I need to head out that way anyways to swap some parts with Patrick.

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Re: The rebirth of Esmeralda the F3
« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2011, 05:55:24 pm »
Somebody put some money in the engine. I see aftermarket retainers, heavy duty studs, heavy duty cam chain, pistons etc
 

Is it possible a mistake on the last engine could have caused that?
Those pistons look like they went trough hell.

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #44 on: October 11, 2011, 06:42:18 pm »
Brad, you may be old and frail, but you have a lot better tools than me.

Derick, anytime you think you may want to help I'd make time. I'll probably get Johnny to help me again.

Fuzzie, there is a good chance it had something to do with the previous rebuild, but I don't know the guy who built my bike.

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2011, 05:42:47 am »
Thanks Radam Glad you managed to work something out.  8)

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #46 on: October 12, 2011, 06:33:32 am »
If there is any way to lighten up your bike to the point that you can set the frame onto the engine it is a ton easier and less likely to sctratch the frame or even worse, smash your fingers.

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #47 on: October 12, 2011, 07:27:35 am »
If there is any way to lighten up your bike to the point that you can set the frame onto the engine it is a ton easier and less likely to sctratch the frame or even worse, smash your fingers.

Thinking the same thing.

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2011, 07:30:25 am »
What's the frame weight without the wheels/suspension?

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Re: The rebirth of Beatris the F3
« Reply #49 on: October 12, 2011, 07:33:21 am »
What's the frame weight without the wheels/suspension?

Less than the motor I bet.

 

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